Community roundup: 4th-grade hoopsters win state title

The Jackson Wolfpack fourth grade boys basketball team claimed a state championship by wining it’s division at the Washington Middle School Basketball Championship held over the weekend in Spokane.

The Wolfpack won all four of their games in the 16-team Boys Fourth Grade Gold bracket. Jackson defeated Clackamas Cavs Red 42-32 in its opener, the Moses Lake Magic 36-23 in the quarterfinals, the Anacortes Seahawks 37-24 in the semifinals and the Sumner Spartans 52-35 in the finals.

Jackson was one of four Snohomish County teams to claim titles.

The Stanwood Spartans won the Girls Sixth Grade Gold bracket, Mountlake Terrace won the Boys Fifth Grade Gold bracket, and the Snohomish Panthers won the Girls Seventh Grade Silver bracket.

Pivec advances to Sweet 16

Lynnwood High School graduate Mikayla Pivec, a sophomore on the Oregon State University women’s basketball team, is headed to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship after the Beavers won their first two games over the weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Oregon State, the No. 6 seed in the Lexington Region, defeated No. 11 Western Kentucky 82-58 in the first round Friday, then upset No. 3 Tennessee 66-59 Sunday.

Pivec had 15 points, three rebounds and eight assists against Western Kentucky, then added 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists against Tennessee.

The Beavers face No. 2 Baylor in the Sweet 16 Friday.

Howard siblings headed to powerlifting nationals

Sibling pair Sophie and Ben Howard of Everett High School are headed to the 2018 USA Powerlifting High School National Championships, which take place this weekend in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Sophie Howard qualified by placing first in the 72-kilogram Female Raw Teen 2 division at the Washington State Powerlifting Championships, held Feb. 17 in Spokane. This will be her first trip to nationals.

Ben Howard qualified by placing second in the 120-kilogram Male Raw Teen 3 division at the state meet. He finished fourth in his division at last year’s national meet.

Locals shine at NWAC All-Star games

Edmonds Community College’s Raven Frazier scored 23 points to help lead the North/West team to a 140-128 victory over the South/East team at the Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball All-Star Game held Sunday at the Walt Price Fitness Center. Everett’s Mike Trautman coached the victorious North/West team.

In the Women’s All-Star Game, Everett’s Uju Chibuogwu scored 17 points to help lead the North/West to a 109-102 victory over the South/East. The North/West team was coached by Everett’s Chet Hovde.

Yackley earns player of the week honors

Mountlake Terrace High School graduate Jaden Yackley, now a junior at the University of Jamestown (North Dakota), was named the North Star Athletic Association Player of the Week for March 12-18. Yackley batted .357 with nine runs, three doubles, two triples, two home runs and 12 RBI as the Jimmies, ranked No. 16 in NAIA, went 8-0.

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